Mike Quade ejected in 2nd inning

Updated: July 2, 2011, 9:28 PM ET
By Sahadev Sharma | Special to ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade was ejected in the second inning of Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox after arguing a call at second base.

After Alfonso Soriano grounded into a 5-4-3 double play, Quade immediately rushed out of the dugout to argue that Gordon Beckham failed to touch the second before throwing the ball to first.

"It was one of those things, I was out of the dugout as the play was developing," Quade said. "I told you guys, I don't manufacture stuff, I was mad. To me, I thought he was way off the bag."

Quade, who was ejected by second-base umpire Paul Emmel, appeared to have a valid argument as replays showed that Beckham never came close to touching the bag after fielding the throw from Brent Morel at third.

"There have been times when I was wrong about plays, and I was once earlier in the year in Los Angeles and I admitted it," Quade said. "But I was pretty sure I was right (this time). Of what I saw, and when I did see a replay, it didn't change my mind."

It was the third time this season that Quade has been ejected.

Sahadev Sharma is a regular contributor to ESPNChicago.com. Bruce Levine contributed to this report.

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